BOWLING GREEN -- University Heights Academy's Weston Wood may not have been happy with how he played on Saturday, but he could be happy about where he finished.

The senior carded a 9-over 81 during his second round of the KHSAA State Golf Tournament, putting him at 16-over for the tournament, which was good enough to finish tied for 50th in the field.

Wood said he didn't feel like he played great through either round on the weekend.

"I didn't really play too well," Wood said. "I just went out there and honestly just struggled both days. It's just one of those things where I couldn't get into a rhythm and get anything going."

Despite not playing to what he would have liked, Wood can say he finished better than more than half of the golfers that arrived last weekend to play.

"I can't really downplay where I placed to how I played," Wood said. "It was just up and down throughout the round. I had my good holes and I had my bad holes. I didn't really have anything in between to cancel that out."

Playing in his last tournament in high school, Wood said playing and making the cut as a senior was a nice way to end his career at UHA.

"It's just one of those things. I'm blessed to be able to do it," Wood said. "God gave me the talent to go out and play golf and he's just blessed me with all the opportunities he's given me. It's just a really neat opportunity. Not many high school seniors get to do it."

Wood carded three birdies on the round and five total for the tournament.

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The tournament, held at Bowling Green Country Club, is run like any state tournament should be run from an operational standpoint.

Wood said the tournament was very well put together.

"It kind of is treated like a PGA event," he said. "You've got your putting green that's settled away and only for coaches and players. They've got bleachers set out around a couple greens. It's just a really neat experience to go out an watch and actually get to play in it."

Wood's 50th-place finish was third among players in the Second Region. Madisonville-North Hopkins' Jackson Hill was the highest from the region, finishing tied for 15th. Marshall County junior Jay Nimmo (-3) took home the individual title. He was one of two golfers to finish under par for the tournament. Taylor County won the team championship.

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